Another’s view. The tiles above and below were created by my husband. If you remember, from yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I had asked all of my relatives to draw Zentangles for my birthday in 2010. Recently, I found them again and got to reminisce about that time and to see all the wonderful tiles everyone made. For this first tile, my sweetheart used a heart as the central string!

Note: I had some trouble scanning this drawing because it is in a large-format sketchbook. The upper left isn’t really blurry. That was cause by the drawing page not being flat on the scanner. This Zentangle was created by my husband a little over 7 years ago. At the beginning of October, 2010, I gave all of my family members blank tiles and asked them each to draw a Zentangle for my birthday present.

Hidden. She tried to hide from the outside by pulling the drapes, but the wouldn’t close completely. There were so many dangers she could not hide from around here. From the mystery under the pillow, to the strange marbles on the floor. She didn’t know how to escape the situation because she could not dream. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

I heart. The string for this tile started out as a heart. I then modified it a bit to fit in all of the random tangles for the day. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Afterglow Bamboo Bubbles Cadent Drupe Flux Poke-Root Quabog

Struggle. Sometimes the random tangles that pop up on a given day struggle with each other for attention. And then, sometimes I struggle drawing them. Waybop landed on this tile, but it‘s struggling to fit in. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Cadent Dansk Fracas Sharalarelli Unyun Waybop

Blue. I decided to experiment with a blue pen for this tile. I also shaded part of it with a blue colored pencil… after I did the Cirquital with a regular pencil and realized it looked a bit odd. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a blue, Micron pen. Tangles: Barbd Cadent Cirquital Criss & Cross Dex Printemps Sedgling Sez Worms

Meditation. I didn‘t want to do anything complicated, or that took a lot of thinking when I created this Zentangle. I just wanted to zone out and draw. The simple patterns are great for meditative tangling. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Cadent Insydout Kule Munchin

Ca-Ray-Zee! Ok, this is old, and I don‘t remember what I was trying here, other than to try tangling on a colored background with a different colored pen. This tile has no shading, and frankly, I don‘t think adding it would help at all. It looks like the string had lots of curves, but who knows how it all began! Zentangle drawn on colored card stock using a sepia Micron pen.

Joy. This Zentangle makes me happy every time I see it. I like the balance, and many of the tangles are on my list of favorites. Zentangle drawn on official Zentangle tile using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Beedz Bumper Cadent Emingle Fescu Flora Huggins Marasu Nzeppel Pinwheels Sh-Rock

It‘s complicated. Sometimes, I draw complicated strings. Sometimes, the random draw of tangles produces a lot of complicated tangles. Both happened here, which resulted in a rather odd zentangle! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Avreal Cadent Chads Flutter Marasu Pearlz Pop-Cloud Quandu

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Zentangle Tile. Tangles: Cadent Drupe Emingle Evoke Fescu Gneiss Inapod Tortuca Worms

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Bales Cadent Flora Onamato Striping

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Zentangle Tile. Tangles: Cadent Dribbetz Gourdgeous Msst Orlique Shard Stoic

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Zentangle Tile. Tangles: Cadent Cirquital Claire Flutter Inapod Marasu Meer Quabog